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19c netsuke BOY & huge DARUMA DOLL ex Royal Collection

19c netsuke BOY & huge DARUMA DOLL ex Royal Collection


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1354443
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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19th century netsuke of a boy rolling a huge cloth doll of the Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma. Excellent carving, especially facial expressions - delighted of the boy, and ferocious of Daruma. The hair knots of the boy and the eyes of Daruma are inlaid with dark horn. Nice etched pattern on textiles, beautiful patina, compressed dust on the surface. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is included. Length 1 3/4 inches.